Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for July, 2007

At last, I fulfill those promises of more temnospondyls. Last time we looked at the edopoids, perhaps the most basal temnospondyl clade: here we look at the rest of the basal forms. Scary predators, marine piscivores, late-surviving relics, and some unfortunate beasts burned alive in forest fires…

Tet Zoo picture of the day # 21

To date, I would say that all the ‘mystery pictures’ I’ve posted have been way too easy, as is demonstrated by the fact that the vast majority of visitors are able to guess them correctly straight away…

Today I submitted another one of those long-delayed manuscripts. Yay. I also got to work preparing one of the three conference talks I’m supposed to be giving this year – how the hell I’m going to pull off all three I’m not sure. Anyway, leaving well alone the whole picture-of-the-day debacle, it’s time for a…

Tet Zoo picture of the day # 20

Ok, the game is up – let’s all just pretend that that ugly little paca episode never happened (it has been consigned to ‘below the fold’: view at your peril). Just so you feel you’re getting your money’s worth, here’s another picture, but not one where you’re supposed to guess what it is, as of…

Tet Zoo picture of the day # 19

No temnospondyls for you: mystery pictures strike back! Congratulations in advance to the bright spark who can successfully identify what’s shown above – and you don’t have to get the identification down to the species, the genus will do. To the rest of you, commisserations in advance. No time for a post today, but coming…